The holidays are upon us, which means about five minutes of opening presents with your family and then trying to figure out how to fill the rest of the 23 hours and 55 minutes in the day. Thankfully, Crave has you covered with tons of great new titles, including the comedy Blockers, the Steven Spielberg futuristic flick Ready Player One, and the new teen rom com Love, Simon.
If you’re looking for something more binge-able, there are buzzy new dramas like HBO’s My Brilliant Friend and SHOWTIME’S Escape From Dannemora. Plus, tons of holiday content, like Home Alone, Die Hard, and more.
Check out all the great titles coming to Crave in December.
All the best stuff coming to Crave in December
MY BRILLIANT FRIENDNew episodes every Sunday at 10 p.m. ET
HBO’s latest drama has been compared to Game of Thrones in its intimacy and been called the ‘show of the year’ by multiple outlets. Based on Elena Ferrante’s best seller, My Brilliant Friend follows Elena Greco, a woman in the twilight of her years, as she recounts the story of her brilliant friend Lila who mysteriously disappeared, covering six decades of a relationship that redefines the term ‘frenemy.’ Crave
FRONTIER, SEASON 3New episodes every Friday at 10 p.m. ET
Whether he’s earning early rave reviews for his role as the water-loving Aquaman, taking the heat as Khal Drogo in Game of Thrones, or surviving ice cold temperatures as a fur trader in Frontier, Jason Momoa makes everything look cool. Season 3 of Momoa’s historic drama Frontier premieres in December, chronicling the alliances made and broken in the unrelenting world of the fur trade in the 18th century. Seasons 1 and 2 are streaming now on Crave. Crave
COUNTERPART, SEASON 2New episodes every Sunday at 9 p.m. ET starting December 9
With a 100 per cent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the only question we really have about J.K. Simmons' Counterpart is ‘why aren’t you watching it?’ Simmons returns in the double role of Howard Silk and Prime, two men straddling parallel worlds. Season 1 of Counterpart is streaming now on Crave. Crave
SAY HER NAME: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF SANDRA BLANDDecember 3
In 2015, 28-year-old political activist Sandra Bland was arrested following a traffic violation. Three days later, she was found hanging in her cell. Less than two weeks after her tragic death, filmmakers Kate Davis and David Heilbroner began working with the Bland family to help fight for justice for Sandra and find out what really happened in that Texas jail cell. Crave
A film about three parents trying to stop their teenage daughters from losing their virginity on prom night sounds like another example of young girls having their sexuality suppressed, but the comedy starring Ike Barinholtz, Leslie Mann and John Cena is actually both progressive and hilarious. It can be done! Crave
PETE HOLMES: DIRTY CLEANDecember 15
A few years ago, I saw Pete Holmes doing stand up and got to witness (possibly?) the only riff on Lululemon ever performed at a comedy show. Like the way every woman’s bum looks in yoga pants, it was amazing. Thankfully, the bit made it into Holmes’ new stand up special. Come for the Lululemon, stay for the self deprecation. Stream Seasons 1 and 2 of Pete Holmes’ Crashing on Crave. Crave
READY PLAYER ONEDecember 25
If you didn’t catch Steven Spielberg’s epic adaptation of Ernest Cline’s best seller on the big screen, now you can watch Ready Player One from the comfort of your home (which thankfully is not set in a futuristic society where everyone must escape their actual lives by playing a virtual reality game). I mean, we’re not far off, but we have at least another decade. Crave
HOLIDAY PROGRAMMINGTis the season to stream all the holiday content you secretly watch when you’re having a bad day in June. Just us? Crave has specials like Michael Buble’s 3rd Annual Christmas Special and A Colbert Christmas, movies like Love Actually and both Home Alone(s) and Die Hard(s), as well as holiday episodes from Seinfeld, South Park and 30 Rock. With enough planning, you can make it through the entire holiday season without speaking to any relatives.Crave
LOVE, SIMONDecember 14
Teen rom coms aren’t new, but a teen rom com where the protagonist is a closeted 16-year-old guy? Groundbreaking and long overdue. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll actually want to go back to high school (well, maybe) after watching Nick Robinson as Simon, whom, yes, we love. Crave
ESCAPE AT DANNEMORANews episodes every Sunday at 10 p.m. ET.
A woman working in a men’s prison falls for two convicted murderers and helps them escape. If it sounds familiar, that’s because it is. Director Ben Stiller is bringing the very wild and very true story of Richard Matt and David Sweat, played by Benicio Del Toro and Paul Dano, to SHOWTIME in the new seven-part series. A barely recognizable Patricia Arquette plays Tilly Mitchell, the woman at the centre of the stranger than fiction New York state manhunt that took over the news in the 2015. Crave
ENEMIES: THE PRESIDENT, JUSTICE & THE FBINew episodes every Sunday at 8 p.m. ET.
Emmy winner Alex Gibney (Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief) is back with his latest documentary, this time delving into the long and messy history of relationships between the FBI and American presidents. Starting with Richard Nixon and leading up to Donald Trump, Gibney’s lens explores what happens when the organization in charge of holding the president accountable is unable to fulfill its duty. Crave
RAY DONOVAN, SEASON 6New episodes every Sunday at 9 p.m. ET
Ray Donovan doesn’t want to be Ray Donovan anymore. In Season 6, we find the ‘professional fixer,’ played by Liev Schreiber, starting his life over in New York, or more appropriately, trying to end his life in New York. After being rescued from a suicide attempt by a NYPD cop, Ray finds a brotherhood with the boys in blue, but gets pulled back into his old world by Sam Winslow (Susan Sarandon) and his ailing father (Jon Voight). Maybe he should have thrown his old cell phone into the East River instead of himself. Seasons 1 to 5 are available now on Crave. Crave